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Today's Death Notices

Frank S. Powell Ii,, 59

Owen “john” Owens, Jr., 67, of Norwich

Edward L. Phetteplace, 66, of Oxford

Last Week's Obituaries

Randy J. Glasbergen

Published on: Friday, August 14, 2015


SHERBURNE – Randy J. Glasbergen, 58, of Sherburne, NY passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, NY.

Randy was born February 20, 1957 in Norwich, NY a son of the late John G. and Florence Hummel Glasbergen. He was a graduate of Sherburne-Earlville High School and attended Utica College of Syracuse University. On July 9, 1977, Randy married Karen Harris in Sherburne.

Randy was a cartoonist and humorist whose professional cartooning career started when he was 15. His works appeared in magazines, newspapers, greeting cards, and scores of other media outlets. His panel The Better Half was syndicated by King Features Syndicate for 32 years from 1982 to 2014 and published seven days a week all over the world. His “Glasbergen Cartoons” feature is syndicated online by GoComics. He was also the author of three bestselling books about the art of cartooning, along with several other books of his cartoons.

Above all, Randy was a devoted family man. The times spent with his children and grandchildren were most precious to him. His wit, humor, love of music, incredible talent and countless “Randyisms”—DHS, JTPYO, and SH&D—will be greatly missed by his family, friends and innumerable fans all over the world.

Randy is survived by his wife of 38 years, Karen; his children, Jennifer and Erin Ashton, Christie and Frank Busce, Candace and Ryan Gayfield, all of Sherburne, Samuel Glasbergen and Erin Himes of Earlville, NY; grandchildren, Tanner, Lillie and Amelia Ashton, Adam Busce, Abigail, Nolan and Alexandra Gayfield; a brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Antoinette Glasbergen of Rochester, NY. He is also survived by his step-mother, Jacquelyn Glasbergen of Sherburne; his father-in-law, Russell Harris of Sackets Harbor; in-laws, Linda Harris of Arlington, VA; Stephen and Shelly Harris of Sherburne; Cheryl and Fred Boyson of Hubbardsville, NY; Joy and David Mazzetti of Walkill, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Randy also left behind his beloved Basset Hounds, Tootsie, Maxine and Seymour.

A Memorial Celebration of Randy’s life will be held at 10am Saturday, August 15, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church, Chapel St., Sherburne, followed by interment in West Hill Cemetery, Sherburne.

Friends are invited to call at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 South Main St, Sherburne on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Chenango County SPCA, 6160 County Road 32 Norwich, NY 13815 or to the ABC Bassett Hound Rescue, Inc., PO Box 272 Buffalo, NY 14225.

A Celebration of his life will continue @ 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 15, at Magro’s Banquet Hall 110 Sanitarium Road Sherburne, NY. We urge everyone to attend.

To send a condolence and sign the Book of Memories online go to

Bettie A. Pertilla-gantt

Published on: Friday, August 14, 2015


NORWICH – Bettie A. Pertilla-Gantt, 77, a lifelong Norwich resident, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, in the Chenango Memorial Hospital.

Bettie was born in Norwich on May 21, 1938 the daughter of Ulysess W. Tribble and Margaret Pertilla. She was a 1956 graduate of the Norwich High School and also attended  SUNY  Morrisville  where she was a member of the Dean’s List.  Over the years Bettie had worked for the Chenango Memorial Hospital, the Norwich Knitting Mill, Victory Markets as a billing clerk, the Chenango Inn and Treadway Inn, the Meadowview Restaurant & Motel, the Candlewick Inn and last the Norwich Pharmacal Co. She was also a life member of the Norwich V.F.W. Post 2782.

Bettie’s main focus throughout her life was her family. She enjoyed many family get togethers and gatherings. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were the light of her life.

Bettie is survived by her children Samuel M. Pertilla and wife Laurie Jerome, Lucille (Lucy) Pertilla and companion William (Skip ) Barlow and Jeanette A. Pertilla all of Norwich and Laurene D. Brown (Norwich) and husband Samuel  V. Brown from Far Rockaway, Queens. Her brothers Charles Pertilla and wife Alice of Phoenix, AZ and Paul Pertilla of Johnson City. Also surviving are her grandchildren: Alethia D. Pertilla and husband Souley Camara, Tecora A. Pertilla and fiancé Sabree White, Andrea Pertilla and fiancé Khyle Sherman, Eric D. Pertilla, Terell Smith, Joshua Whaley and girlfriend Chelsea Smith, Kiana T. Smith and boyfrien Paul Lackos, Millenia Brown, Jakyah Pertilla, Aquari V. Brown, Alexis V. Brown, Joy Jerome and Teddy Jerome, great grandchildren Dovante Pertilla, Sha-Tera Alexis L. Pertilla, Souley T. Camara-Pertilla, Kiara Sherman, Kayla Sherman, Sariah Alexandria B. Pertilla, Tyrus Sherman, Aaliyah Pertilla, Elyce Sherman, TeAndre Pertilla-White and Jelani Slofkosky. In addition, Bettie is survived by Victor Vasquez who she took in as her son and his daughter Tanisha Willets  as her Granddaughter, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Bettie was predeceased by her husband James Gantt, her infant daughter Bettie May, her great grandson Edwin Pertilla, her brother Harold “Hap” Pertilla and son-in-law Richard Darryl Cheshire.

A funeral service for Bettie will be held on Monday, August 17, at Noon from the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Friends may call at the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home on Monday from 10:00 am until the time of the service at Noon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to R.J. Fahy Funeral Home in her name.

Mary S. Lundberg

Published on: Friday, August 14, 2015


OCOEE, FL – Mary S. Lundberg, age 62, of Ocoee, Florida died Monday, August 10, 2015.

She was born in Jamestown, New York on September 14, 1952, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Sophia Slayton. She married J. Brian Lundberg on August 17, 1974.

Mary attended Jamestown High School before obtaining her BA from Hiram College in 1974.

She taught elementary school for over thirty years in Norwich, New York, Orlando, Florida and Salisbury, Maryland. She was the recipient of the 1999 Disney Teacheriffic Award in the Elementary School Category.

She and her husband were members of the Bethesda United Methodist Church in Salisbury, Maryland.

Family and friends were Mary’s passion and delight. She and Brian with dear friends enjoyed special vacations in Portugal, Czech Republic, France, Poland, Germany and Italy.

In addition to her husband Mary is survived by her sons Erik (Danielle) of Poulsbo, Washington and Grant (Elaine) of Winter Garden, Florida. She has one daughter Jane (Kevin) Birdsong of Clermont, Florida. Also surviving are six grandchildren Ethan, Samuel, Gavin, and Ada Lundberg and Benjamin and Meredith Birdsong.

She also leaves behind her sister Marjorie (Craig) Taylor of Sarasota, Florida and her brother Lee (Linda) Slayton of Greenfield, Indiana along with several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank all those who cared for and visited her throughout her illness.

Burial will be in the Lake View Cemetery in Jamestown, New York at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to ALS Association, 1275 K Street NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20005 or to a charity of choice.

Tracy L. Law

Published on: Tuesday, August 18, 2015


NORWICH – Tracy L. Law, 84, of Norwich, passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown following a brief illness.

Tracy was born on March 24, 1931, the son of William L. and Dacie Fargo Wilcox Law. Growing up during the Depression, Tracy found odd jobs to help support himself and his family. No job was too little for him to complete. Tracy worked on various farms assisting his father along with helping those he knew in town. He was a member of the Norwich High School class of 1949.

Tracy served in the Korean War and during this time traveled across Europe. Tracy was stationed in England, where he toured the country side educating himself as much as he could. Following his time of service, he became employed at the Bennett-Ireland foundry. Succeeding his tenure at Bennett-Ireland, Tracy became the head electrician at the Gaines Dog Food, Standard Brands Company in Sherburne. After his time in the service, Tracy wed Inez Thompson on December 8, 1956, who predeceased him in 2000.

He had a great interest in reading. A book was never unopened if he was around. In high school, his nickname became “Book Worm” and as he continued to age, he never lost his interest in reading. Tracy collected books for his own use which he found of historical and monetary value. He sold many of them at various markets, including to world class museums. Tracy became a leader in the antique book business as an appraiser and collector.

Tracy was a collector of early American primitives and bought and sold at hundreds of antiques shows in the Northeast. Tracy was looked upon as an expert in the field. His knowledge of early Americana items was not surpassed by others and the value and use of the items could all be told by just viewing the item. Tracy owned his first antique shop selling books from a retired Railroad caboose on Polkville Hill, but soon after moved to Sherburne and opened The Curioddity Shop. Tracy ran this shop for several decades. He was a leader in the antiques field for over four decades being a premier dealer in the Northeast. Tracy continued to sell antiques until several years ago.

Tracy was the longest active volunteer at the Chenango County Historical Society. In 1973, Tracy first began volunteering at the Historical Society by shoveling out the dirt floor in the basement in order to pour cement. Tracy continued to volunteer and there isn’t much there that he has not done himself. He rewired the whole building in the 1970s and then continued to keep each room as pristine as possible for the people of Chenango County. Tracy’s dedication to the Society continued until his passing.

One of the most significant impacts that Tracy started was the forming of the Annual Labor Day Antiques Show, held every year at the fairgrounds since 1976. Tracy helped find dealers to sell their goods at the show and every year, measured the spaces, set up the fairgrounds for the event, and prepared all the show details prior to the show to ensure that it was a success.

Another significant impact from Tracy includes the establishing of the Paperback Book Exchange on Silver Street. Along with the help of Doug Hoag, they rehabilitated an older house in need of work into a used book store. After over a year of maintenance, the book store was opened and continues to be a fundraiser for the Historical Society.

Tracy was a former vice-president of the Historical Society and an honorary trustee of the Board of Directors. He also was a Registered and Deputy Historian for the county.

Besides his wife, Tracy was predeceased by his parents, his sister, Janis Ward, his brother, Willard, half-sister, Christine Adsit, and half-brother, Russell Eugene.

Close friends of Tracy wish to thank the staff at Chase Nursing Home and Preston Manor for the care and compassion.

Contributions in Tracy’s honor may be made to the Chenango County Historical Society for the new heating system, 45 Rexford Street, Norwich, N.Y. 13815.

A funeral service for Tracy will be held on Wednesday, August 19, at 2 p.m. from the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home. The Rev. Brian Conover, Pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church of Norwich will officiate. Interment will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Friends may call at the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home on Wednesday from noon until 2 p.m.

Robert J. Brhel

Published on: Tuesday, August 18, 2015


NORTH PHARSALIA – Robert J. Brhel, 76, of North Pharsalia passed away Thursday morning, August 13, 2015, at the Norwich Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Center of Norwich.

Bob was born on January 8, 1939 in Johnson City the son of Joseph and Marie Gavlik Brhel. He grew up in the Binghamton area where he attended the local schools. Bob served his country in the United States Air Force for a period of four years. For over 20 years he was employed by the United States Post Office in Syracuse. He and his wife, Annette, have made their home in North Pharsalia for the past few years.

Bob is survived by his wife Annette Pfannenstiel of North Pharsalia, his mother Marie of Endwell and his siblings Elaine Brhel of Binghamton and David Brhel of Philadelphia, PA.

A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at the families convenience on the family property.

Arrangements are by the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home.

Uriah & Josiah Fuller

Published on: Wednesday, August 19, 2015


STATESVILLE, NC – Uriah Allen Fuller, 4, and his brother, Josiah Nolan Fuller, 3, of Statesville, died Sunday, August 9, 2015 at their home. Josiah was born April 13, 2012 in Iredell County and Uriah was born January 25, 2011 in Norwich, New York. They were sons of Shawn and Bianca Eddy Fuller of the home.

In addition to their parents, they are survived by: their Maternal Grandfather, Michael Eddy of Smyrna, N.Y., Maternal Grandmother, Evelyn Beltran of Smyrna, N.Y., Maternal Great Grandmother, Rosa Santiago of Worchester, Mass., Maternal Great Grandfather, Juan Beltran of New York, Paternal Grandmother, LuAnn Dye of New Berlin, N.Y., Paternal Grandfather, LeRoy Allen Fuller of N. Norwich, N.Y. and their Paternal Great Grandfather, LeRoy Fuller, Sr. of Cincinnati, Ohio.

A Celebration of Life for Josiah and Uriah was held on Thursday August 13th at their home church, The Cove Church, in Statesville.

Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at the Burlington Flats Baptist Church followed by committal services at Edmeston Union Cemetery.

A Memorial Fund has been established in their memory to provide financial aid for other children at The Cove Church C/O Cove Kids at 197 Langtree Road, Mooresville NC, 28117.

Condolences to the family may be left at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home website,

Local funeral arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home.

Phyllis R. Rotundo

Published on: Thursday, August 20, 2015

NORWICH – Phyllis R. Rotundo, 89, of Brown Avenue, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, August 18, 2015.

Born June 20, 1926, in Johnson City, NY, Phyllis was the daughter of Jesse and Ruth (Williams) Loveland. She was a 1944 graduate of Windsor High School. After high school, Phyllis worked in various capacities at Endicott-Johnson shoe factory, Norwich Shoe Company, Norwich Pharmacal, NBT Bank and Victory Markets. She retired after working as a keypunch operator at Victory Markets.

Phyllis very much enjoyed reading, knitting and crocheting. She also treasured her feline companion, Penny, who she often mentioned as being her “guardian angel.”

On April 22, 1955, at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Norwich, Phyllis married her husband, and love of her life, Joseph A. Rotundo. Joseph passed away on July 9, 1997. Phyllis is survived by her children Brent Rotundo and his wife, Kathleen, of Maryland, NY, Frances Nucero and her husband, Sam, of Norwich, Patricia Rotundo, of Norwich, who was Phyllis’ primary caregiver, Elizabeth Rotundo and her spouse, Lori, of Albany, and Julie Winner, of Oxford. She is also survived by grandchildren Vincent Nucero and his wife, Sarah, and Natalie Nucero, Christopher and Ronald Rotundo, Mary Robuck, Tara Winner-Swete, Rhonda Dodzweit, and Jeffrey Winner. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Phyllis was predeceased by sisters Naomi Roberts and Alice Osborne, brother Alfred O’Leary, and grandson Thomas Winner.

Funeral services for Phyllis will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 21, 2015, at the Wilson Funeral Home. Burial will immediately follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.

Contributions in Phyllis’ memory may be made to the Chenango County SPCA, 6160 County Road 32, Norwich, NY 13815 or the Roots & Wings Food Pantry, 34-36 Berry Street, Norwich, NY 13815.

To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit the Wilson Funeral Home website at:

Meagley Jr.

Published on: Thursday, August 20, 2015

Norman C. Meagley Jr., 76, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at Norwich Rehab and Nursing Center, Norwich. He was predeceased by his parents, Norman and Dorthea and by several aunts and uncles. He is survived by his sons, Allen Meagley, South New Berlin and Norman Meagley 3rd, South Carolina; 3 grandchildren and by a brother Douglas Meagley and his family. Norman served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was an executive chef before his retirement. Private services are under direction of Root Funeral Home, 23 North Chenango Street, Greene, New York 13889 and condolences may be sent to the family at

Mary Goodspeed Archie

Published on: Friday, August 21, 2015


NORWICH – Mrs. Mary Goodspeed Archie, age 90, of Norwich, NY, died peacefully on July 19 at Chenango Memorial Hospital (RHCF).

Mrs. Archie was a graduate of White Plains High School in White Plains, NY, and The Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School in New York City. She worked for two years for the US government as a secretary in Germany after WWII, which was the adventure of her life and where she was able to travel extensively to many places in Europe. She married Joseph A. Archie on September 30, 1950, in White Plains, NY. She and her husband traveled often, and she helped him in his publishing and orchid businesses. They enjoyed golfing together and spent many winters in Florida.

Mrs. Archie was a homemaker and lived most of her life in Katonah, NY. She and her husband moved to Norwich in their later years to be near their daughter, Pamela. Mrs. Archie is survived by her husband and her children, twin daughters, Patricia (Tom) Gainey of Rock Hill, SC; Barbara Boyle of Norwich, NY; daughter Pamela (Dr. Mark Vogel) of Norwich, NY; and son, Mark J. Archie (Paula) of Greenwich, CT; eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

The family will honor Mrs. Archie’s memory with private services to be held at a later date.

Family members are eternally grateful for the special, sensitive care afforded to her during her three years at the RHCF.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Residential Health Care Facility at Chenango Memorial Hospital.

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